Americans Said To Have Bad Eating Habits

Americans don't have the best eating habits.  Only 18-percent of the respondents in a new VItamin Shoppe survey say they have three balanced meals every day of the week, while most people only average three square meals a day four days a week.  Fifteen-percent say they never eat three nutritious meals in a day.  Time issues seem to pose the biggest obstacles to healthy eating.  Just under 40-percent say it takes too long to prepare healthy, nutritious meals.  Nearly 30-percent blame their jobs for keeping them out of the kitchen, while 18-percent say "family obligations" make it difficult for them to follow a healthy diet.  Ten-percent admit they "don't know how to eat healthy."  More than a third admit they've gone at least a week without eating a single fresh vegetable, and three-percent confess they "cannot remember" the last time they had a fresh vegetable.  However, 90-percent believe they usually get all the nutrients they need from the foods they eat.  In addition, 64-percent take vitamins at least once a week.